What bad decisions by Ron DeSantis and Gavin Newsom have in common | Bruce Ledewitz

BY: - March 23, 2023

We're citizens -- not subjects. The two governors ignored that fact in their unconstitutional haste to punish two corporations.


Here’s how to end the stalemate over the civil justice window for abuse survivors | Opinion

BY: - March 17, 2023

Lawmakers are still fighting needlessly. Gov. Josh Shapiro can -- and should -- put it on the November ballot.

The FDA approved mifepristone under the brand-name Mifeprex in 2000, and an abortion-drug regimen that has seen few deaths and a low rate of adverse events in more than two decades of use.  (Peter Dazeley/GettyImages)

How the judge who could ban the abortion pill won confirmation in the U.S. Senate

BY: - March 1, 2023

Trump appointee Matthew Joseph Kacsmaryk once worked at a conservative religious liberty legal organization.

Black borrowers hold a disproportionate share of student loan debt, and many likely were recipients of Pell Grants.

Black student loan borrowers at risk as U.S. Supreme Court weighs forgiveness plan

BY: - February 27, 2023

Black borrowers hold a disproportionate share of student loan debt, and many likely were recipients of Pell Grants.


What both sides of the abortion fight can learn from Antonin Scalia | Bruce Ledewitz

BY: - February 21, 2023

Both sides are committing a political error by trying to nationalize the issue again, this time in Congress

Attorneys general from 23 GOP-led states back suit seeking to block abortion pill

BY: - February 12, 2023

The lawsuit argues the FDA exceeded its authority when it approved mifepristone to end pregnancies in 2000.

‘A new day’: Philly officials respond to ruling in Pa. public school funding case

BY: - February 9, 2023

'This massive step forward is still only a step,” Councilmember Isaiah Thomas, who chairs council's Education Committee, said.

The text of the 1st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution carved into a stone marker in Philadelphia, Pa.

What the First Amendment really says. Four basic principles of free speech in the U.S. | Opinion

BY: - February 9, 2023

Like all constitutional rights, the right to free speech has its limits. No matter what Elon Musk says.


The one good thing about the independent state legislature theory | Bruce Ledewitz

BY: - December 16, 2022

The doctrine, for all its faults, would protect the public from judicial partisanship.

The U.S. Supreme Court is considering whether a web designer can refuse to create wedding websites for same-sex couples. (Photo illustration by Iowa Capital Dispatch with images via Canva)

The U.S. Supreme Court could fall on this slippery slope of discrimination | Opinion

BY: - December 15, 2022

The court has the potential to drag our country back 75 years, before it was made clear there is no place for discrimination in the U.S.


A U.S. Supreme Court case could reverse 200 years of progress on voting rights | Opinion

BY: - December 8, 2022

The 'independent state legislature' doctrine could take power away from voters. Here's how.

Replica of the United States Bill of Rights (Getty Images).

The 13th Amendment didn’t end slavery – but it did fuel mass incarceration | Michael Coard

BY: - December 6, 2022

Black people are still being enslaved in 21st century America. This is how